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Pumpkin Patch Bread

My mom makes the best pumpkin bread which she knows she has to bring to our Pumpkin Patch Party every year.—Barb Schlafer, Appleton, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 70 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    1 loaf


  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon each ground cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  • In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, spices and baking powder; gradually add to pumpkin mixture and mix well. Fold in pecans.
  • Pour into a greased 9x5-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 70-80 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 220 calories, 10g fat (1g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 204mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • Googeegaga
    Oct 25, 2019

    So good. I love pumpkin bread, I did substitute butter for the oil.

  • Ginger H.
    Oct 9, 2016

    Love this recipe! It's good as written and even better with an add'l 1/2 tsp ginger and 1/2 cup raisins added.

  • lvarner
    Oct 3, 2016

    This recipe is delicious just as is, though I have sometimes added other items such as raisins or mini semi-sweet chocolate chips. I consider this to be my go-to recipe for pumpkin bread.

  • delowenstein
    Feb 1, 2015

    I recall preparing this recipe when it was featured in Taste of Home. I'd used a 15-oz. can of solid pack pumpkin and I greased and floured my loaf pans: I'd used two 7-1/2"x3-1/2" greased and floured loaf pans OR 8x8x2" baking pan(s), greased and floured. This IS a great way to utilize canned pumpkin! delowenstein

  • Joscy
    Dec 17, 2008

    A note to share...I double recipe, sometimes omitting pecans, and bake in three 8x4x2 inch loaf pans. Bakes in about an hour, but ovens may differ a bit so check after 45 minutes. Enjoy!!

  • erinmarie12
    Oct 29, 2008

    This pumpkin bread was absolutely delicious. It was so moist, my entire family and friends enjoyed it so much, I've been asked to make a loaf for all of the holidays!

  • Joscy
    Oct 23, 2008

    Pumpkin Bread sure doesn't get any better than this; moist and delicious. If you haven't tried it yet, do so. Not only is it a great snack, it goes well with any meal.